View from above a Pacific Storm, Panama.

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Image Credit: Photograph © Santiago Borja. All rights reserved.
An isolated cumulonimbus (an extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a low dark base and fluffy masses that extend to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms) overshoots the tropopause as we deviate around it at 37000 FT south of Panama City, Panama.
The only light source is the powerful lightning within the storm.
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